Iowa

Amana

The Pietism, a religious movement from Germany, purchased 5,000 acres near Buffalo, New York in the 18th century.  Needing more land for their growing community, they purchased and moved the community to Iowa and established seven villages.

 

The last community to be incorporated was Homestead – which provided the   communities with access to the railroad. There is no platform for arriving or departing passengers for only freight trains use the tracks today – at least the ticket agent stays cool with his air conditioner.

 

 

 

 

No date was provided for the Iowa’s oldest microbrewery – when you are sitting in 85 degree weather with a shaded table enjoying a cold brew, does the date really matter?

Here you will find award winning premium beers and their famous Old Time Root Beer.  You can view the brewing and bottling process, enjoy samples and their outdoor beer garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amana Furniture & Clock Shop is the colonies’ original furniture shop.  Handcrafters of furniture and clocks in traditional, original and custom design.  Having the largest clock shop in Iowa, the showroom and workshop gallery are open year-round.

Amana Woolen Mill – Iowa’s only operating woolen mill and view them make the Amana wool and cotton blankets from throw to king size.

Personalize any blanket with in-house embroidery.